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1985 Frances 26 - £19,500 Tax Paid


Lying : Suffolk - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Frances 26

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General Specification

LOA : 7.9m (25ft 11in)
LWL : 6.5m (21ft 4in)
Beam : 2.5m (8ft 2in)
Draft : 1.2m (3ft 11in)
Displacement : 3,091kg
Ballast : 1,591kg
Keel : Long


Rigging & Sails

Mechanical & Electrical



Navigation Equipment

Safety Equipment

Deck Equipment


The Frances 26 is, without doubt, a modern classic! With her beautiful traditional double-ended design, and her long keel and modest draft, she is everything that a small cruiser should be. The original "Frances" was designed by the American designer Chuck Paine for his own use and was the start of a long and successful line of Frances, Morris and Victoria yachts that now grace seas and ports around the world. Designed to cruise in and around the Caribbean, and to safely survive a gale at sea, the Frances is an easily handled, capable small cruiser with a well deserved reputation.

This Frances 26 is a trunk cabin version with standing headroom throughout the majority of the cabin. She has a lovely interior that is better appointed than many much larger cruising yachts. Described by the current owner of 6 years as "A brilliant sailboat and faster than one imagines!", she has extensively cruised the east and south coasts, together with several North Sea crossings to Holland, mainly single-handed. Very reluctantly for sale due to the purchase a larger vessel.

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